Another week and more entertainment news. Welcome to a new edition of The Pit. This week is going to be a little shorter than usual.
NBC is making Thursday funnier by adding an additional hour to their established comedy block. Their new lineup will be: (8) Community, (8:30) Perfect Couples, (9) The Office, (9:30) Parks and Recreation, (10) 30 Rock, and (10:30) Outsourced. As usual I’ll be Tivo-ing The Office, 30 Rock and Community and will not be tuning into the other shows.
Conan O’Brien’s new show continues to be funny. Are you watching it?
Comic Preview: X-Factor #211. This week Peter David has the X-Factor gang in a battle royal in the streets of Las Vegas as their plan to get the attention of a “death goddess” actually works and they must face off with her undead warriors to free one of her slaves. “What happens in Vegas stays- Ah, gets you killed?”
The spy action/comedy/drama Chuck is still easily my favorite show on television and should be yours! If you’ve missed a recent episode, head over here and give the show a chance! It really is a creative high for TV.
The Virtual Fall Movie season is in full swing over at Hollywood the Game with a new Batman movie coming out this Friday. Don’t have a clue what I’m talking about? Then check out the site!
Warner Brothers Animation has announced a new Green Lantern series that will be fully computer-generated. It is set to follow Hal Jordan, Kilowog, and an unspecific Red Lantern. This is the first fully computer generated series with DC Comics superheroes. There is rumored to be a Batman CG series that will follow this one also. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I love classic animation and DC/WB put on some great superhero shows. I guess I’ll give the new style shows a chance, but if it isn’t broken, I don’t see why they are trying to “fix” it.
I have to do a shout out for myself, please head over to YouTube and watch The Paw! It is a little modern noir. You can also watch it on our side bar, thanks!
Scott Pilgrim vs the World has a new i-trailer! This movie looks awesome, and I can’t wait to see it.
The Twilight Saga took home 12 award wins at the Teen Choice Awards, proving once again that teens are stupid.
This is shaping up to be a really awesome weekend at the movies. In addition to the above mentioned Scott Pilgrim, we also have Stallone’s action flick The Expendables! Expendables features the biggest cast of ass kickers ever assembled. I can’t wait to sit down and finish off two large popcorn buckets while it’s on.
Enjoying any summer TV shows? Movies? Video games? Comics? Books? Music? Let us know in the comments!
Welcome to another edition of The Pit. Lots of stuff is happening in the world of entertainment, here is a sampling.
The good news? Damages (one of the best shows on TV) has been renewed for two more seasons! The bad news? It will only be shown on Direct TV. I’ll have to wait for DVD to see the new seasons. But on the plus side, I usually let Damages episodes build on Tivo and watch them back to back anyway.
EW has a first look at the Lost DVD short that focuses on Hurley and Ben’s time running the island after the finale. Check it out here. I can’t wait for the DVD box set and this short film. So excited for even just a little bit more of Lost!
OMFG! Lindsay Lohan begins her jail time today… Really, who the F cares? *rolls eyes*
In another eye rolling story, the talentless cast of Jersey Shore is threatening to strike days before they are supposed to begin shooting their third season. It looks like MTV is going to give them huge raises to stay on the show, instead of doing the smart thing and replacing them all. I can’t wait until the world gets past the “being an a-hole” makes you a celebrity phase.
Have you checked out A&E network’s The Glades? The new series follows Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth, a homicide detective from Chicago who relocates to the sleepy middle of nowhere town of Palm Glade, Florida. While it appears like a easy/low key job, murders begin popping which forces detective Longworth to prove his worth. If you missed it’s premiere, it has been added to 141tv’s Free Video Guide.
There is a new trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife. This one gives us a better idea of the story and a ton of different versions of Milla. This movie is going to be so epic-ly bad that it will be awesome! Check out the film’s poster and first trailer here.
Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is finally out in theaters! If that alone isn’t cool enough, HeyUGuys has posted a ton of photos and videos of concept art for the film. You can check out all of the art here.
I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for the animated flick. I’ll be seeing it tomorrow afternoon and I’ll be posting my thoughts later in the night. Are you excited for Toy Story 3? Are you seeing it in 3d? Have you already seen it? Post your thoughts below!
A couple days ago, PJ took a look at a badass Mortal Kombatconcept short film that has been making the rounds across the web. The film is really awesome and even got my butt on the couch to play a few rounds of Mortal Kombat vs DC Comics (which is fun, but doesn’t live up to the older games). Now we have the trailer for the newest MK game, watch it here…
The game brings back a lot of familiar faces (characters never really die in the MK universe), but even more notably, the game is a return to form with 2D gameplay. The original MK was the first fighting game I played (back when we had actual arcades) and I’m glad to see that we’ll be getting a traditional fighter with the new release. But sadly, that’s all this trailer has done for me. Nothing blows me away. There are no hints at the story, or which characters are on what sides. I need something more and hopefully we’ll get something that is more than “hey look it is Mortal Kombat!”
The official press release:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Mortal Kombat, the most brutal installment of the landmark fighting game to date for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011. Mortal Kombat is being developed by the newly re-named NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.
The newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic. Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.
“We are bringing the Mortal Kombat franchise back to gamers with the talented NetherRealm Studios team creating the game fans long to play,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Re-establishing the brand with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat innovates on past games while staying true to the brand’s legendary characters and fighting style.”
“We can’t wait for players to get their hands on Mortal Kombat,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “This game really is a response to what players have been demanding: mature presentation, reinvented 2D fighting mechanic and the best, most gruesome fatalities ever!”
Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game modes as well as the most extensive online experience ever seen in a fighting game. Up to 4 players can battle “tag-team”- 2 players can team up in the new “Co-op Arcade Mode” or compete against another team online.
The official trailer for Resident Evil: Afterlife has been released (and can be viewed below). I can’t think of another awesome video game franchise that has had the misfortune to be butchered for four (count them, four) horrible film adaptations.
In Afterlife, writer/director Paul W.S. Hack Anderson continues the journey of Alice (aka his wife Milla Jovovich), who attempts to help survivors find a safe haven. This time they try going to Los Angeles, which is (you guessed it!) overrun by horrible looking CGI zombies. Will they survive?
I give Anderson’s Resident Evil film series a lot of shit, but they have entered the class of being so bad that I enjoy them. Will I see Afterlife in theaters? Hell no. But I’m sure I’ll enjoy it some day via Netflix or HBO.
Happy Holidays everyone! We’ll keep updating through New Years, just at a bit of a slower rate (as we have been this past week). Thanks for checking out the site!
Owen Wilson provides the voice for the newspaper comic strip dog turned movie Marmaduke. Sadly, his voice and the opening shot makes me think its Marley and Me 2. Click here to give it a look. Did anyone know they were making the dog talk?
After 23 years Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have split up. What? Seriously? I guess no Hollywood couples are safe, no matter how long they’ve been together or how happy they seem. On a side note, Sarandon is wonderful in The Lovely Bones. She deserves some Oscar supporting actress love.
Warner Brothers have released a synopsis for their DC Comics adaptation of the Losers. “An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, The Losers centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team — Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar — find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.”
There are a lot of movies opening this weekend! For the older crowd we have Maryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in It’s Complicated. For the kiddies there is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. For the ladies there is the musical Nine. For the guys there is the action re-invention of Sherlock Holmes from Guy Ritchie. And for both kinds of adults we have Up in the Air with George Clooney expanding, and Heath Ledger’s final film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.